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  • State’s corn could be worth $10 million

    Conversations about agricultural crops have to include a generous dose of “could be” and a helping of “that depends” –along with a no-limit use of “if” and a sprinkling of “We’ll see, I guess.” For instance: Ten million acres were plan...
  • UNL water saving field day is to be in Imperial Aug. 1

    A water saving field day will be hosted by the University of Nebraska in Imperial on Aug. 1.     The program will start at 5 p.m. with a meal. The field is located on the northeast side of the intersection of Road 736 and Avenue 334.   To get to the f...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau lobbies FTAs in Washington

    Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders–including young farmers and ranchers–visited Washington, D.C., recently to urge passage of the pending Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. “Congress needs to get its act together and get them ado...
  • Grain donation program passes $60,000 for earthquake, tsunami relief in Japan

    Program continues until July 30.Nebraska farmers have gone well beyond an initial $50,000 goal as part of a grain donation program to support Red Cross efforts to help those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Pacific. Grain donations ...
  • Funding for trees available

    Communities wanting to plant shade trees can apply for Trees for Nebraska Towns grant funds until Oct. 1. The program, which focuses on plant diversity and sustainable landscapes, provides grant funding and technical assistance to public-oriented projects...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Craving cookies

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff When I think of shortbread cookies, I always think, oh those healthy tasteless cookies. Even though  they aren’t that bad, for some reason I always convince myself that I would rather eat a piece of paper than one of tho...
  • What's Up...Summer Triangle takes stage in night sky

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Let’s go look one more time at our friends in the Summer Triangle for another discussion. You can find the three stars of the triangle about half-way up the eastern sky about an hour after sunset any clear night th...
  • 4-H club project urges reading and walking

    To promote summer reading, physical fitness and the great outdoors, the Perkins County Lucky Clovers 4-H Club has created a “Storybook Walk” for the public to enjoy. Pages of a story will be hanging in the storefront windows around Grant. Maps are ava...
  • Hastings Memorial Library launches “Novel Destinations” adult summer reading program

    Reading for a chance at prizes this summer. Summer Reading is not just for the kids anymore!  Hastings Memorial Library is holding its first ever Summer Reading program for grown ups.  This summer’s theme is “Novel Destinations.” Travel around th...
  • Avi8ors to give final concert in Omaha

    The Avi8ors, who have been singing music from the WWII generation for 12 years, will be performing for the last time this weekend in Omaha. Many people from the region remember the excellent concert put on by the Avi8ors last summer when they came to Perk...
  • Learn ancient craft of cheesemaking in Lewellen

    The ancient craft of cheesemaking–is it a science, or is it an art? Either way, come and learn some solid techniques from Joilene Rasmussen, an experienced cheesemaker.         The class will be on Saturday, July 23, 1-4 p.m. at the United Methodi...
  • Ogallala man honors brother at memorial

    By Mary PierceKeith Co. News On June 4, Guy Bechtel of Ogallala set a wreath made of red paper poppies at the base of a memorial marker on which his brother’s name is etched at Paluel, France. A few hundred feet away is the English Channel, where the pl...
  • Hot weather, dogs and outdoors may not mix

    Hot weather is here, and that means both dogs and their owners can enjoy more outdoor activities. Even on moderately warm days, dogs can succumb to heat stroke, said Dr. Susan Nelson, assistant professor of clinical sciences at K-State’s College of Vet...
  • New state tourism publication coming

    The Western Nebraska Tourism Coalition and Nebraska Life Magazine are working on the 2012 edition of Journey to Western Nebraska, the official tourism magazine of western Nebraska. Fifty thousand copies of the full-size, full-color magazine will be distri...
  • Summer is here, so watch for ticks

    Tick populations have been high in western Nebraska. It is important to identify ticks if one is found embedded in the skin and to correctly remove ticks to reduce the risk of disease transfer. Controlling tick-infested vegetation around the home and usin...
  • Food Safe Families campaign launched

    By Tom VilsackAgriculture Secretary America has one of the safest  and most abundant food supplies in the world. But even in this country, too many people get sick from the food they eat. This year, one in six Americans will get food poisoning–that’s...
  • Storm hits Brandon/Venango hard

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Approximately five inches of hard rain along with hail and wind have wiped out 500 acres of wheat belonging to Steve and Rachel Tucker who live two miles west and one north of Brandon. The fury of two storm cells on Friday nig...
  • Signs of Summer

    Abundant rain has resulted in exceptionally beautiful flowers this year ...
  • Cataract surgeon begins routinely coming to PCHS

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It was a busy first day for Dr. Mark Young who began cataract surgery at Perkins County Health Services last week. Along with nurses Faye Johnson, R.N. and Kymberli Weiss, R.N., the 46-year-old physician from North Platte pe...
  • Prepare for fair

    • Paint a bird house• Dress a pet • Decorate a dumpster By Jan RahnManaging Editor • Help decorate a dumpster at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 20 at 9 a.m. The Perkins County Area Arts Council will furnish paint, supplies, paint shirts and w...